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AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 



\1 ^E desire to extend our thanks to the trade for their liberal patronage during the past year, and hope for its continu- 
• • ance. In expectation of which we have erected new buildings, giving us double the floor space that we have had. 
We have also added new machinery and made other extended improvements that will enable us to take care of our 
trade to the best possible advantage. Our arrangement with the North-Western Wire Mattress Company, of Kenosha, Wis., 
will remain the same, and all car loads of Straight Woven Wire Goods, Spring Beds, Canvas Cots and Hospital Beds, will be 
shipped from there. Smaller lots of above will be shipped from either there or here, at our option. 

If required to send any of our goods to Kenosha, to be put in with car loads, they will be subject to freight in addition 
to quoted prices. 

Again thanking you, we remain. Yours truly, AMES & FROST COMPANY. 

Chicago, January, 1891. 

SHIPPING DIRECTIONS AND TERMS. 

ORDER BY NtJMBER. Nos. i and 2 arc shipped folded. All goods shipped tet up. unless ordered K. D. Woven Wire Mattresses should be 
ordered in pairs to prevent damage in transit. Be sure to give sizes plainly. If you want four feet wide by six feet long, give it thus: 4—0x6, 
and -never thus; 4x6. We ship all goods released, and deliver on board cars or boats in Chicago or Kenosha. 

We give personal attention to obtaining low rates of freight, and to the collection cf excessive charges; but do not guarantee rates, and are 
not responsible for over-charges, delays, damage to go.ids in transit, or for loss. 

TERMS:— Net 30 days; Cash discount if paid within 10 days from date of invoice, as per list. Positively no Discount after Ten Davs. 

Prices subject to change without notice. We charge extra for goods over regular length. All goods guaranteed as represented. 

N. B.— Our customers will please note that they must remit for the accounts in Chicago or New York Exchange, P. O. Money Order, or Currency 
by express, prepaid, within the tim» specified, in order to get the discount. We cannot conveniently draw for these ten-day accounts, unless by 
special request. If not paid within ten days, we shall, at the end of thirty days, draw for the full amount. 

All Hospital and Asylum Beds can be supplied with supporting springs, as shown in No. 25, thus making it perfectly easy to adjust the tension 
of the fabric so as make it conform to the shape, condition and requirements of the occupant — a result never before obtained. 



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AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




No. lO 1-2. WOVEN WIRE MATTRESS. Corded. 

' I "HE regular Standard Mattress for the million. Thick batten. Perfect tight joint between 
end rail and batten. Batten crowning as shown giving great strength. No .putty used. 
A good clean Mattress. 

All our woven wire Mattresses have patent end fastenings for the fabric, making it impossible 
for any of the wires to become loosened by any strain that will ever be put upon them. This 
is a feature which no other wire Mattress in the market has. 



All Sizes to 4-6x6. 
Over 4-6 to 4-10. . . 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER, 



AMES St FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




No. 14. WOVEN WIRE MATTRESS. Corded. 



CAME Frame as No. lo'j, with the addition of extension for tightening and a heavily corded 






fabric as shown. A first-class Mattress in everj- respect. 



All Sizes to 4-6x6. 
0\er 4-6 to 4-10 .. 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMLS & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




No. 15 WOVEN WIRE MATTRESS. Corded. 

A New Mattress on our list, selected frame, extension, fine weave and heavily corded. Designed 
for those that desire something better than the No. U, at low cost. NOTE THE PRICES. 



All Sizes to 4-6x6. 
Over 4-6 to 4-10... 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO. ILL. 




NEW No. 9. Practical Adjustment. 

"T^HE ABOVE cut represents a new Mattress on our list. The frame of this bed is made from 
carefully selected hard maple, kiln dried and smoothly dressed ; cast iron corner irons, neat 
in design ; practical adjustment ; fabric of best steel wire, with very fine weave and heavily corded 
as shown ; contains an abundance of stock and is very elastic. Intended to supply the demand 
for superior goods, and will give perfect satisfaction. Note the prices. 



All sizes to 4-6x6 

Over 4-6 to 4-10 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES ic FROST COMPANY. CHICAGO, ILL. 




No. 4 1-2. THE SILVER LEAF MATTRESS. 

' I 'HE cut shows a Combination Mattress known as the Silver Leaf. By this combination of the wire fabric and steel coil 
springs, the two act together in carrying the weight, and by mutually relieving each other preserve the elasticity of both 
fabric and springs, and keep the Mattress always in its original position. 

NOTE THE PRrCES. 

All sizes to 4-6 X 6. Coppered Springs | 

Over 4-6 to 4- 1 o, Coppered Springs 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT LOVER 



AMES 4 FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




No. 6. SUPPORTED W. W. MATTRESS. 

A WOVEN Wire Mattress, supported by spiral springs by means of heavy band iron attached both at the ends and sides. 
Good frame and fabric ; Bessemer steel springs. The best supported Mattress for the money on the market. 



NOTE THE PRICES. 



AU sizes to 4-6x6, Coppered Springs. 
Over 4-6 to 4-IO. Coppered Springs. . 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




CLIMAX. 



A WOVEN Wire Mattress supported by spiral springs on slats, the slats being free at the ends 
and resting on elastic cords made from coils of woven wire. A superior Mattress. 



Prices, all sizes to 4-6 X 6 

Over 4-6 to 4-10 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




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No. 25. TOP VIEW. 



A WOVEN WIRE MATTRESS, SUPPORTED BY SPIRAL SPRINGS, 
HAVING THE FOLLOWING NEW AND PECULIAR FEATURES: 

IN PLACE of the ordinary cross slats, it has a band iron support, each two pieces being yolced together as shown, this 
construction preventing any lateral motion. Each pair of supports are connected with the pair at the opposite end of the 
Mattress by a screw-thread swivel joint, as shown. 

By the use of this construction a much deeper spring can be used than in the ordinary supported Mattress, hence a very much 
greater degree of elasticity is imparted to the supporting surface. 

The tightening swivels are turned with perfect ease, no wrench nor tool of any kind being required. 

To change tension, no removal of any portion of the bedding is necessary, the swivels being unlerneath, and easily accessible 

from either side. 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




No. 25. BOTTOM VIEW. 

THE springs are fastened directly to the band iron supports at the bottom, and to the fabric at the top, and cannot by 
any possibility get out of place unless intentionally removed. There are no hooks, links, connections, nor any other 
small material to break or get loose and rattle. There are no rigid edges nor uneven spots anywhere about it. Should 
a spring get broken it can be removed and another put in its place without difficulty. The desirable points in this construc- 
tion can be seen at a glance. The adjustment is si nple and perfect — any desired tension can be given to the fabric by simply 
turning the swivel joints. The swivels are of. malleable iron, and stiong enough to stand any strain that can ever possibly 
come upon them. Should it be desirable to adjust for occupants of different weight, it will be seen that it readily can be 
done. This combination Mattress is the result of much study and e.xperiment. We believe that, as a comfortable, durable 
and adjustable Mattress, it is Hliequaled. It possesses all the desirable qualities, and no drawbacks. The above Bed is an 
experiment no longer. It has exceeded our most sanguine e.xpectations in sales and stands without a peer among supported 
Beds. The No. 25 attachment of Supporting Springs can, if desired, be applied to any Hospital or Asylum Bed, thus making 
them the most comfortable support for the sick in existance, 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER, 



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AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL 




' O CONNECTED that the head and foot are raised by opening the legs. 
' unprecedented sale on account of price and quality. Note the price. 

Size 2-6, Varnished Frame 

Size 3-0, Varnished Frame 



Very neat in construction, and is having an 




CHERUB WOVEN WIRE COT. 

. TRONG and Substantial; neat and tasteful. Full double weave. Frame painted, 
a first-class Cot, at a reasonable price. 



Intended to supply the demand for 



2-6x6-2. Painted Red. 
3-0x6-2, Painted Red . 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER 



AMES Sc FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 



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AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 



CHILD'S BED. 




ENTIRELY new in style. Neat, tasteful and substantial in construction. Supplied with steel 
wire Mattress — brass trimmings. An ornament to any room. Folds for shipping into 
package 4j^ inches thick. Maple Cribs finished light, Mahogany, Walnut and Oak Cribs in Antique. 
There is a well defined demand for a bed of this style, which our sales of the past year clearly 
show. They find a ready sale. 

No. 309. 2-6x5-0, Maple | No. 309. Oak I 

No. 310. 3-4 .X 5-0, Maple No. 310. Oak 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES &. FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 



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CRADLE No. 311. The Best 



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Patented April 14, 
1885. Size of Bas- 
ket, 20x36 inches; 12 inches deep. Weight 14 pounds. Basket hung on 
four suspending rods; impossible to tip or cant sideways. Glide motion 
instead of a rock or swing — mounted on wheels. Fine woven steel wire 
bottom. Finely finished in Mahogany, Walnut and Maple. 




CRADLE No. 312. 



Size of Basket, 20x36 inches; 12' inches- 
deep Weight, 14 pounds Hammock 
woven steel wire bottom^mounted oa 



Cradle is furnished with a 

wheels— canopy supporter. The Best Hammock Cradle in the market 

Nicely finished in Mahogany, Walnut and Maple. Will nest for shipment, 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRON V COVER. 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



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No. 1. A FULL SIZE HAS 140 SPRINGS. 
Over 4-6 .xG I 



^QTIQg • We desire to call especial attention of the trade to the cut shown on this page. It is made entirely 

^~~- — '■ '■ from double cone springs, standing close together, connected by broad steel clasps of great strength 

and foldino- in the center. The top and bottom surfaces are alike. This bed is elastic and yielding in all its parts, conform- 
ing perfectly to the form and weight of the person lying upon it, and is at the same time, from its simplicity of construction, 
of great durability. The Bed is no longer an experiment but an assured success. The principle is well known and has always 
been recognized as the true one upon which to construct the most luxurious couch known. We have made extensive prepa- 
rations for the manufacture of this spring, and it is having a tremendous sale. Send us a sample order. They sell at sight. 



FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES &. FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 



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No. 2. FOLDING SPRING. 

SUPERIOR BED. Hardwood ends; malleable iron hinges; band iron on sides. Folds in 



center as^shown. None better in market. 
Prices, all sizes to 4-6, eight sections. . . .$ ; nine sections. . . 



; ten sections. . . .i 




No. 5. CROSS-LEG COT. 

Maple frame ; heavy duck ; very strong and substantial throughout. 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



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AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




(COT WHEN FOLDED i 

THE CHAMPION Canvas Cot is not offered to the trade merely as a first-class Cot. but as one that surpasses all others, 
which we will g^uarantee strong and substantial, light and easily operated, easy and comfortable, and compact and re- 
quiring but little room when folded. This Cot has also an AUTOMATIC BOLSTER SUPPORT, which adds one- 
half to ihe value of the Cot, saving a great deal of time and annoyance to the user. They are unsurpassed for the use of 
watering places and summer resorts, also for camping-out parties, as they cost but a trifle and are so handy and convenient. 
We deem it suflScient to say that every Cot is made of the best hardwood, with coppered Bessemer steel braces, and the bolster 
is soppcrted by steel springs. We employ none but the best skilled workmen in the manufacture of them, and each Cot is 
carefully and nicely finished. The working principles are so simple that it is ne.xt to impossible for them to break or get out 
of order. We guarantee them to operate quicker and easier than any other Cot. 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 



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THE NEW ECLIPSE COT. 





(COT WHEN FULDED.) 

THE above cut represents the latest improved Folding Cot known to the trade, and we present the NEW ECLIPSE CANVAS 
COT to our patrons and the trade generally as an article of comfort, neatness, strength and simplicity. Aside from head 
rest, construction same as Champion. The New Eclipse is constructed with the latest improved head rest or pillow, which is in itself 
a most valuable feature, forming as it does a perfect rest or pillow for the head. This style of head rest is preferred by man/ over 
that shown in the Champion. 

For camping parties, hotels, resorts, watering places, or private use, the New Eclipse is unsurpassed. Give us a trial order 
£or this Cot, and you will be fully convinced of its merits and assured that it is the very best in all respects. 

FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



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OUBLE WEAVE. Wood frame; gas pipe. legs. Mattress can be raised or lowered at will. Legs removable^ Painted 
blue and stenciled in bronze. Light, but well and strongly made. Intended for one person. Neatest and'most desir- 
able Hotel, Office and Servant Bed in the Market. 




2-6x6-2. 
3-0x6-2. 
FOR TERMS & DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES &. FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 



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21. TOPEKA BED. 



pj'ABRIC, WOVEN WIRE. Frame, wood, with double end and extending bolts as shown- 
Legs, wrought iron pipe. Cross rods milled and securely riveted. Legs pass through comer 
castings. Mattress can be raised or lowered at will. With or without canopy. Wood varnished, 
iron japanned, projections bronzed. PRICES UPON APPLICATION. 



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No. 22. ALL IRON BED. 



■pABRIC, WOVEN WIRE. Frame, angle steel. Same adjustment as in Topeka Bed. Legs, 
wrought iron pipe. Cross rods and spindles milled and securely riveted. Mattress can be 
raised or lowered at will. Iron japanned, projections bronzed. 



PRICES UPON APPLICATION. 



AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO ILL. 



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No. 23. BRASS TOP BED. 



AN ELEGANT BED. Fabric of woven wire. Frame of angle steel. Legs, wrought iron pipe, surmounted by polished 
brass ornaments. Same extension as in Topeka Bed. Cross rods and spindles milled and securely riveted. Iron 
japanned, projections bronzed. Nos. 8, 21, 32, 23, 24, 26 and 27 can be painted red, blue, green or brown, as desired, whea 
ordered in sufficient quantities. Above numbers shipped with legs removed and packed. 

PRICES UPON APPLICATION. 



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AMES & FROST COMPANY. CHICAGO, ILL. 



Nos. 8, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 and A 
27 are in use in |r 



HOSPITALS, 

ASYLUMS, 
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ACADEMIES, 
TRAINING SCHOOLS, 




COLLEGES, 

SEMINARIES, 
CONVENTS, 

HOTELS, 

and in many other places 

where great strength and 

neatnsss of canstruction 

arc required. 



No. 27. ALL IRON BED. 

T^ABRIC, WOVEN WIRE. Frame, angle steel. Same adjustment as in Topeka Bed. Legs^ 
wrought iron pipe, brass ornaments on top. Cross rods and spindles milled and Eecnrely 
riveted. Mattress can be raised or lowered at will. Iron japanned, projections bronzed. 



PRICES UPON APPLICATION. 



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No. lOlO. 

Made with | and 1-inch posts 
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BRASS ORNAMENTS. 
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FORTERMS AND DISCOUNTS 
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AMES & FROST COMPANY. CHICAGO. ILL. 



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No. lOOO. 

Made with J, | and 1-inch 
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FORTERMS AND DISCOUNTS 
SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



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AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 




1030. BRASS BED. 

Upright Posts 1-inch. 

Made in following sizes, 3-0 x 6-6; 

3-6 X 6-6; 4-0 X 6-6; 4-6 x 6-6. 

ALL BRASS AND VERY HANDSOME. 

WE HAVE A LARGE VARIETy OF OR 
NAMENTAL and KRASS BEDSTEADS 
AND WILL SEND SPECIAL CATA- 
LOGUE UPON APPLICATION. 



No. 1040. BED. 

ALL BRASS — Posts 1 or IJ-inch. With or without canopy top. 

Sizes: 3-2x6-6; 3-6 x 6-6; 4-2x6-6; 4-6 x 6-6. 
FOR TERMS AND DISCOUNTS SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER. 



AMES & FROST COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL. 29 

, 1 . f^ C^l If ItJ 'T'I f" "Pf^T^ TT REALIZING the fact that there is a demand for a first-class Bicycle at a 

reasonable price, and believing that such AN article will find a ready 

■sale, we have decided to engage in the manufacture of A LINE OF wheels, and show herein as much as our limited space 
•will permit, and point with pride to them as the best wheels on the market for the money, and a better one than is usually 
■sold at a much higher price. We have spared neither time nor expense in making these wheels all that a first-class article 
should be, using nothing but the best in the way of material, workmanship and finish. 

These Bicycles are not an experiment as they have been manufactured for several years and stood the test of time and 
asage. We offer all of the good points, discard the weak and have added improvements wherever necessary. We use imported 
Spokes, best English Seamless Steel Tubing, Hubs of superior Gun Metal, and Castings of Aluminum Metal. Our Wheels 
are supplied with a | inch Cushion Tire, and are in every way first-class. 

We have been too long before the "Furniture Trade" to make further explanation necessary. We shall keep up our 
'reputation for the manufacture of good goods at reasonable prices in this as well as in other lines, and at all times endeavor 
(o please. 

We solicit a trial order, and will mail our Illustrated Catalogue of Bicycles with full e.iplanations upon application. 

Yours truly, 

AGENTS WANTED EVERYWHERE. Ames & Fpost Gompany. 



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A. & F. CO. ATLAS SAFETY. PRICE $110,00. 



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A. & F. CO. PRINCESS LADIES' SAFETY. PRICE $110.00. 



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WOVEN WIRE DOOR MATS. 



CLEANLY. 

SIZES: 

16x24 ISxSO 

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DURABLE. 

SIZES: 

26x48 30x48 

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THESE Mats are new, but have been in use long enough to be thoroughly tested. They are made from double fabrics 
of Coiled Steel Wire, so woven together as to perfectly brace each other, making a reliable foundation for the foot to 
rest upon. They are Reversible, the fabric on both sides being the same. They are Indeitructible, being made 
from steel wire neatly bordered, and all ends securely fastened out of sight. They are adapted to out-door use, being well 
galvanized. They will not become wet, soggy and vile, in storms of rain or snow, but are always clean and ready for use. 
They are slightly elastic to the foot, and therefore pleasant to walk upon. They are suitable for use in all places where any 
other style can be used, and in very many places where any other kind would be a nuisance. They are, in short, all that can 
be desired in a foot Mat, and are destined to take the place of all others. They are reasonable in price, costing less than any 
other good mat, durability being taken into consideration. They are clearly and squarely covered by our own patents. We 
solicit your order for a sample lot. 

Yours truly, AMES & FROST COMPANY, 302 & 304 Wabash Ave., Chicagc. 



AMK^S &> FROST COMPANY, 

MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN 

HARDWOOD ^ LUMBER. 



UPPER GRADES A SPECIALTY. 



WE carry at all times a well-assorted stock of Maple, Cherry, Ash, Butternut, Basswood, Whitewood, Beech, Birch, etc., 
etc., thoroughly seasoned, and well adapted to the use of Furniture Manufacturers. 

ARE EXTENSIVE MANUFACTURERS OF 

. . . HARD MAPLaE FL^OORINQ, . . . 

And our Patrons desiring a high-grade of same for use in Hotels, Asylums, Business Houses, Private Residences, etc., etc., 

will do well to write us for prices and terms in car lots or less. 

» ♦ • WRITE us IF YOU HAVE WALNUT OR OAK LUMBER FOR SALE. . . • 



Office: 302 &. 304 WABASH AVE., Adjoining the Auditorium. 

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Corner Blackhawk and Cherrjf St». 

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